Psychotherapy 2A (PSTY5103)
UNIT OF STUDY
Grand rounds: One hour duration and attended by all candidates and supervisors. An area of interest or controversy in the current psychotherapeutic field will be presented by a supervisor, candidate or invited guest, followed by discussion. Seminars: One member of the Faculty will lead the seminar group for a whole semester. Practical work: Candidates will be expected to undertake psychotherapy with assigned patients during the three years of the course. They will be expected to begin with their first assigned patient early in their first year and to begin with their second patient early in their second year. By the middle of the second year all candidates will be seeing two patients, each for at least 2 sessions a week. Clinical supervision: The clinical supervision will be conducted weekly for the whole of the academic year. All candidates will be expected to present sessions for weekly supervision. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audiotape. During the first year supervision will be conducted either individually or in small groups of two candidates for one and a half hours per week. Additionally, during the second and third years, there will be individual supervision every week with a second supervisor. Reading: Candidates will be given some reading material and a reading list at the beginning of the year and may be asked to prepare a seminar periodically.
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Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision.
Assessment undertaken on completion of PSTY5104 (i.e. at end of second year): clinical viva plus essay assignment.
The Metaphor of Play. Intimacy and Alienation. Forms of Feeling. Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual. The Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
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